26 May 2016

Irish Author Wins Contest to Write in Ernest Hemingway’s Key West Studio

More than 2,100 people submitted stories to the Florida Keys Flash Fiction Contest, competing to work in Ernest Hemingway’s former Key West writing studio, but none could outshine “Wallpaper” by Ireland’s Denyse Woods. 
25 May 2016

Where to Get a Florida Keys 'Flavor Fix'

Scores of visitors envy Florida Keys "locals" who create satisfying lives full of authentic pleasures and natural ingredients. But visitors too can enjoy the indigenous flavors of the Keys, and even take home tasty "souvenirs" to help sustain them until their next vacation escape.
25 May 2016

Middle and Upper Keys Potters: Hand Building an Artful Niche

Visual artistry can be found virtually anywhere in the Florida Keys. Inspiration might come from palm-fringed shorescapes that edge the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, or the orange and purple abstracts unrolling against vast skies at sunset. Aspiring potters working from the clay of the earth also learn, find inspiration and practice their craft at Middle and Upper Keys studios. Opportunities abound around the island chain for those eager to explore their own potential and discover others' artistry.
 
25 May 2016

From Sandals to Sea Glass: Artisan Offerings in the Keys

For nearly a century the Florida Keys have beckoned many with their natural beauty and vibrant yet laidback atmosphere. But it's not just travelers that gravitate to the intriguing destination. Quaint, quirky and filled with a free-spirited charm, the subtropical islands are a haven for the creative. Artists and artisans from across the globe flock to the Keys and stay, making the island chain their home while helping shape its reputation as a cultural mecca.
 
26 April 2016

Brewed and Barreled in the Florida Keys

Fans of fine beers, ales, rums and more can enjoy libations created in the Florida Keys, many of them for the first time in modern years. 
31 March 2016

Enhanced Accommodations, New Excursions and Adventures Highlight What's New in the Florida Keys & Key West for Spring 2016

The Florida Keys & Key West mark the spring season with a variety of enhanced accommodations, new adventures and culinary offerings to tempt visitors. Explore the highlights here.
18 February 2016

'Forgotten Soldier' Unveiling Remembers Key West's Black Union Soldiers

A sculpture remembering the island's African-American soldiers who served in a Union regiment was unveiled and dedicated Tuesday. 

08 February 2016

Michigan and Key West Anglers Win Cuda Bowl

Chad Brown of Traverse City, Michigan, released 137.75 inches of barracuda to win the spin division of the 2016 Cuda Bowl Tournament that ended Feb. 6 in Key West.
08 February 2016

Key West Literary Seminar Founder Honored with Literary Landmark Plaque

A new national literary landmark was dedicated in Key West Saturday, Feb. 6, honoring the late David Kaufelt, a novelist and founder of the critically acclaimed Key West Literary Seminar. 
06 January 2016

Fiction Contest Winner Can Write in Hemingway's Key West Studio

The winner of a fiction-writing competition is to have the opportunity to work in the Key West writing studio that was once the sanctum of Ernest Hemingway, one of America's greatest authors.